Tuesday, May 20, 2014
The party was a success people! The food I made was a hit!! Tears were shed, plates were licked and a celebration of life was had. I took a few pictures of Julius and his family and friends.
Sorry for the sporadic messages but it's been very busy here. I'll do better....promise!!
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
The last few days have been very busy for me. We are preparing for a party and we have been running around trying to get things done. Right now I have to figure out the ideal place the cooking will get done. We are going with the three stone setting you see here. It's best for big pots and cooking for masses. Oh you wouldn't believe the things I've learned here. Who would've thought I'd be cooking meals in big pots on bricks?! Awesome!! it's like camping, only better! The fact that I get to do it outside in great weather is just epic!
Did I tell you all that this party is actually to celebrate the life of Julius's brother Jack? He was a wonderful man that left us way too soon! He will be missed tremendously. Sob! Sob! Sorry, didn't mean to get you all sad too.
Time to open the gates and let the people make their way in. Teeheehee I may need help with this one. Meanwhile I will just swing a little on it until Julius comes down to help me. Who knew gates can be so comfy to sit on?
Toodles...I better go get everything finalized before the family gets here. I wonder if any of them have seen Bilbert? We'll soon find out.
Friday, May 2, 2014
I'm having the time of my life in Kilome and I feel like I'm never going to leave! The locals speak a language called Kamba and i'm getting an ear for it. I've even learned a few phrases that come in handy. Like "uka vaa" which means 'come here'. For some reason people keep calling me to check me out. I guess I'm odd looking enough to arise curiosity. The kids follow me around, which I think is very funny. Atleast they're helpful. Another word is "ya!"! Which means "eat". Everyone one is constantly trying to feed me. I'm starting to get a little rounder. Short and rotund has never been a good description of anyone! Anyway I wanted to show you guys a few of my farm animals.
Gotta keep looking. Now I've gotta run! I've got animals to feed, crops to grow and a brother to find..
Kwaheri!! (Means bye in Swahili! I'm learning that too) teeheehee